Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

4.5

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 89,000 m2 between 48th and 51st Streets. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan. It is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting. It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Construction of the 14 buildings in the Art Deco style were completed and opened in 1939. The current Center is a combination of two building complexes: the original 14 Art Deco office and a set of four International-style towers built along the west side of Avenue of the Americas. Rockefeller Center represents a turning point in the history of architectural sculpture: it is among the last major building projects in the United States to incorporate a program of integrated public art. The most famous skyscraper in the center is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which appears in many modern artworks.

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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  • Cassandra Y.

    5
    - 16 July 2018 -

    GORGEOUS!! The whole center is just amazing!!! In the past.... only see it on TV. Now I am standing right here~ It is such a fantastic feeling!!! Since I am here.. have to pay the expensive admission to the rooftop. I know.... but it is so worth it! The view is so beautiful. At least do it once!

  • Tiffany Banks

    5
    - 07 July 2018 -

    After recently getting married and adjusting to life with my husband, I was missing my Sister ~Friends! We decided to take a Red Eye to NYC!! We had a blast taking in the sights and enjoying conversations with the people of the city!! We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality we received!! We rode uptown and downtown on the subway and didn't get lost!! We navigated Chinatown and Italian Village and found all kinds of treasures!! I can truly say...I ❤New York!!

  • Katie M

    5
    - 23 June 2018 -

    Great view of the upper side of New York City. You can see Central Park from the top. That have a great system for going to the top. You get a time window when you need to arrive at the elevators to go up. So you aren’t stuck in a line too long. You can take your time at the top. I would recommend going to the top of the rock vs the Empire State Building. Keep in mind the visibility when you go. Careful which tour you sign up for too. If you want the NBC tour make sure it states that or you may end up on an art tour around Rockefeller which is good, but it’s not NBC.

  • Jerome Espinosa Baladad

    4
    - 21 June 2018 -

    If you're a tourist, this is a good place to start exploring Manhattan. Just keep in mind, THIS IS NOT YET THE WHOLE OF NEW YORK CITY. Rockefeller Center is, rather, very convenient as from there, you can go to so many attractions in Manhattan. This center is way ahead of its time in design and style, which you probably have noticed if you have traveled to other big cities. Remember, this specific center has been here way ahead than of those spaces you have been to. Enjoy!

  • Waverly Giles

    5
    - 20 June 2018 -

    I've been wanting to go to this iconic place for years! The plaza was well kept and clean with beautiful flowers and plenty of seating. There are cool stores nearby and plenty of attractions. Be sure to check out the view from the "Top of the Rock" if you have the chance. You can see the whole city and it's a great photo op!

  • Susanna Lammi

    4
    - 18 June 2018 -

    Beautiful place and definitely one of those "must see in NYC"! Decorations are nice and very well put together! Christmas tree was beautiful and ice skating was fun. I recommend ice skating outside of rush hours, since there's less people, it's less expensive and service is quicker. Definitely also check out inside of Rocketfeller center, there's beautiful paintings on walls and ceilings, shops, cafe shops, places to eat and rooftop bar. Saks fifth avenue store is right next to Rockefeller center and during Christmas time they has this amazing Christmas decoration and lights with music outside. Definitely check this out as well!

  • Richard Tagliamonte

    4
    - 12 June 2018 -

    What can a reviewer write about Rockefeller Center that has not been written before. The Murals! The gleaming floor surfaces, indoor plantings . . . . More. . Well maintained grounds, good level of security personnel, great shops and good restaurants, convenient Concourse on Lower Level to avoid the cold and rain, with still more shops, restrooms and eye-catching displays. . For business office space, an excellent location for offices in midtown Manhattan. Highly efficient staff and good attention to detail. Well done maintenance and upgrades for comfort, climate control, security and state-of-the-art installations. . The Plaza Area outside and below can be magical. The rooftop plantings are beautiful above those lower Fifth Avenue Buildings, which make for a near perfect photo opportunity by appointment or tour. . The Building Management are doing a fine job and keep the legacy of the Rockefeller Family's wise construction high on the list of "to do" destinations in New York City. .

  • Satyendranath Das

    5
    - 04 June 2018 -

    Home to "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall and much more, Rockefeller Center is a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Shop, dine and explore at one of New York's most inspiring locations. Viewing the New York City from "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck at 69th floor of Rockefeller Center is a wonderful experience. We were spell bound when we reached the 69 floor observation deck literally flown by a high speed lift with ceiling video. The beautiful New York City is perfectly presented for our eyes to behold !

  • Leon Carson

    4
    - 02 June 2018 -

    The buildings have beautiful lobbies. Atlas with the world on his shoulders is one of my favorites. But Rock Center is really the best when the ice skating rink is open. And better still with the tree and Xmas decorations. If it's a clear day, the bar on top, next to the Rainbow Room, is the best view you will ever have with a drink in your hands.

  • Ohin Haque

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    In 1930 has began  implementing of a project which envisaged construction of 19 buildings in Art Deco in Manhattan. Today, this architectural complex is among the finest in New York. It is the work of the Rockefeller family. Hence the name – Rockefeller Center. The most respectable of all is the building of General Electric. It rises to a height of 266 meters above the city skyline and has 70 floors. Today this impressive skyscraper is an obligatory stop for visitors to New York. This complex is a masterpiece of modern urban architecture and contributes to the cosmopolitan radiation of the global financial capital. Each year in December at the Rockefeller Center you can find the most beautiful and shiny Christmas tree in America.

  • Andy Marks

    - 24 May 2018 -

    Art, architecture, food, top of the rock for views of the city

  • Eliknahy Alvarez

    - 08 April 2018 -

    If you want a perfect picture you should be early

  • Gábor Paulusz

    - 09 March 2018 -

    Best tour with our guide Lindsey I've ever had in the US. She was funny and informative. If you take the tour ask for the tour which she guides.

  • Can Erdem

    - 03 January 2018 -

    Top of the rock and nbc studios

  • Victoria Goulart

    - 02 January 2018 -

    Even though it’s really crowded during holidays season, it’s still a must go place, with all the Christmas decoration.

  • Alan Treadway

    - 27 December 2017 -

    Love the ice-skating rink!

  • Jon Morris

    - 19 December 2017 -

    Iconic plaza, but can get very packed when the tree is up. Take a trip around the corner and go up to Top of the Rock, they have the best views in the city!

  • Mike D

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Iconic building in the heart of New York City! Take the tours and see a show!

  • Mary Pitt

    - 12 December 2017 -

    Love the Rockefeller Christmas Tree . It is definitely Christmas time in New York.🌲🌲🌲🌲

  • Reham 🌧

    - 14 October 2017 -

    It's a must! Especially in Christmas

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